Kilbride residents call for bus stop outside Gilead retirement village

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren, Campbelltown Sub-branch president Dutchy Holland and several Kilbride residents want a bus stop installed outside the Gilead retirement village.
Campbelltown MP Greg Warren, Campbelltown Sub-branch president Dutchy Holland and several Kilbride residents want a bus stop installed outside the Gilead retirement village.

A campaign has been launched to get a bus stop installed outside a Gilead retirement village.

Campbelltown RSL Sub-branch president Dutchy Holland, who lives near the Kilbride nursing home, has thrown his weight behind the campaign.

Mr Holland said residents faced an "uphill battle" to reach the nearest current bus stop, which was located about one kilometre away.

Kilbride Residents' Committee vice-president Jens Kaestel said a bus stop outside the retirement village "would be fantastic".

"We residents aren't the only ones who need the bus stop," he said.

"There are a lot of people that come to visit, who have friends and family members in Kilbride."

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren has also backed the campaign.

Mr Warren said he wrote to Minister for Transport Andrew Constance urging him to consider installing a bus stop outside Kilbride.

"It's near impossible for most residents who live in Kilbride to walk to the nearest stop," he said.

"A bus stop outside Kilbride, or at least within close proximity to the home, would make the world of difference.

"Having a bus stop close to the home would certainly encourage more residents to get out and about in the community."